Just Give Me This . . .


Just give me this:
A rinsing out, a cleansing free
Of all my smaller strivings
So I can be the class act God intended,
True to my purpose,
All my energy aligned behind my deepest intention.

And just this:
A quieting down,
A clearing away of internal ruckus,
So I can hear the huge stillness in my heart
And feel
How I pulse with all creation,
Part and parcel of Your great singing ocean.

And this too:
A willingness to notice and forgive the myriad times

I fall short,
Forgetting who I am,
What I really belong to.

So I can start over,
Fresh and clean,
Like sweet sheets billowing in the summer sun,
My heart pierced with gratitude.

--Belleruth Naparstek

Emptying. Over the course of the last several months I've had to empty myself. Painful, scary, liberating all at the same time. When I empty, what I cling to becomes evident. What doesn't serve me becomes clear. When I empty of all that is unnecessary I see what is then worth holding on to, and IT is what is holding me. Grace. God. Love. Whatever you want to call it . . .  What a welcome release that is. 

As my trip in Taiwan starts to wind down I am reminded how honored I am to be able to do what I do. I have worked with some of the most warm hearted people imaginable and truly I have learned so much from the experience. A part of me will always be tied to this island nation. Always. And, I have the people who inhabit it to thank. 

2 Insightful Comments:

Anonymous said...

I am happy I did not miss your workshop last weekend. I was so worried that the typhoon will make it not happen. I was in the bottle neck of the practice. I saw all the clips and they are so powerful and makes me thought you must be quite strong. However, when I saw you in person, you are so tiny than I expected. I finally got it. I need to build up the strength on my own with my observation and full details engaging(no loosing leg). Thank you and come back to Taipei again. May

Anonymous said...

Am moved to tears reading this... Thank you. Safe travels! Look forward to seeing you here again. Nina


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